"Largely because of a quirk of brain development, adolescents, on average, experience more anxiety and fear and have a harder time learning how not to be afraid than either children or adults." -RICHARD A. FRIEDMAN
We typically accept that adolescents are risk-takers, prone to seeking peer approval. But what if adolescent behavior is also shaped by kids being more anxious and fear ridden? Are young people more anxious, on average, than adults? How can school counselors teach students to reduce their anxiety and build resiliency?
Check out Richard Friedman's NYTimes Editorial, "Why Teenagers Act Crazy":